no point in keeping up with the world
if they're determined for me to fall
i'd rather go the other way,
learn from my mistakes
no fake superhero's in red capes
just my best friend
to take my place.
That's the bridge of a song I'm working on. For me, it's so true. I mean, I try -- for some reason, probably because I live here in this world -- to keep up with it [the world]. With what people want me to say, do, think. But you know what? I don't reckon this world wants me to succeed. Aren't we all about knocking eachother down and climbing to the top of the ladder and being the best and most popular and richest and coolest or whatever else there is?
I don't want to be, I know that for sure. I want to climb out of this box we're all sitting in, forget about it all and focus on this one thing.
What God is telling me to do. I know in my heart it's the only thing that matters. What's the point of trying to please everyone, changing and compromising myself to be accepted?
You know how everyone tells you to be yourself and then you just sit there wondering, "How on earth am I supposed to do something like that?"
It's like one of my favourite words; authenticity.
The chorus of the song goes like this...
i just want to be real
don't want to play no games
when you look at me
i pray that you could see
Genuine. It's not about deliberately choosing something different than what the person next to you chose. It's about doing what you know God's telling you and not being afraid to because of what people are going to think. Reflecting Jesus in your life. To me, that's being authentic and real.
"For I am the Lord, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you." Isaiah 41:13He's holding my hand. He really is.